Bipartisan legislation introduced Friday aims to protect Medicaid payments for home- and community-based services, including those provided in assisted living communities, that otherwise would end Dec. 31 with the expiration of a provision known as Section 2404 of the Affordable Care Act.
Medicaid payments for assisted living services could be in jeopardy in some states if Congress does not renew a provision in the Affordable Care Act that is set to expire on Dec. 31, according to a new issue brief.
A report issued Wednesday about housing for older adults in the United States is a “call to action” for policymakers and senior housing and services providers, LeadingAge Vice President of Housing Policy Linda Couch told McKnight’s Senior Living.
The annual LeadingAge Ziegler list of the largest not-for-profit senior living providers grew by 50 organizations and saw some changes at the top for 2018.
The outcome of the federal midterm elections makes it less likely that Medicaid funding cuts will be on the agenda for the next Congress, organizations representing senior living operators believe. Concerns remain, however.
By 2030, all baby boomers will have reached or passed the age of 65. Now is the time for senior living operators to conduct strategic planning to see whether expanding offerings to address a service gap in the middle market would be a good move for their organizations, according to speakers at one LeadingAge educational session on Wednesday.
Expect immigration reform — a potential workforce solution — and the skilled nursing survey process to be two of the issues on LeadingAge’s advocacy agenda for 2019, LeadingAge Board Chairman Stephen Fleming told those attending the general succession on Tuesday.
Masonic Communities Kentucky is cutting employee turnover by listening to employees about the benefits they want and the policies they perceive as problematic, Trasee Whitaker, the organization’s senior vice president of human resources, told those attending a Monday educational session at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo.
Calling workforce issues a “rallying cry,” LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan asked members to “help us figure out our moon shot on workforce” during remarks at Sunday’s keynote session of the 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo.
The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies on Thursday introduced its first-ever toolkit devoted to safety technology — specifically, technology to detect or prevent falls — for use in senior living and care environments.
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A Wisconsin senior living operator is piloting a program it hopes other providers ultimately will be able to replicate to address workforce shortages across the country.
Facebook violates the Fair Housing Act by allowing landlords to use its advertising platform to engage in housing discrimination, including not showing ads to Facebook users who have expressed an interest in a “mobility scooter” or in “accessibility,” the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said in a formal complaint filed Friday.
Provider groups are cheering Monday’s passage by the House of Representatives of a bill that would reauthorize federal health professions workforce programs, including education and training in geriatrics.
Independent lining administrators in CCRCs saw an average pay increase of 1.43% in 2018, according to the “Continuing Care Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report 2018-2019” issued by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.
Memory care unit managers in continuing care retirement communities, also known as life plan communities, saw an average pay increase of 2.75% in 2018, according to the “Continuing Care Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report 2018-2019” issued by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.
Pay for directors of assisted living/personal care who work in continuing care retirement communities averaged $73,938 in 2018, according to the “Continuing Care Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report 2018-2019” issued by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.
The American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living, LeadingAge and 72 other national organizations, in a June 28 letter, urged Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to begin “immediate and effective implementation” of the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act.
The merger of one of the country’s largest senior living and care organizations with one of the country’s largest healthcare systems will have a “ripple effect” throughout the sector, according to one industry expert.
Draft legislation to create a federal program within Medicare to support those with substantial long-term care costs when they need care “is a promising start toward effective solutions,” LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan told Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), in technical comments submitted June 15. Other groups shared their thoughts as well.